2207. How Can I Keep from Singing?

1. My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

2. What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

3. I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

Text Information
First Line: My life flows on in endless song
Title: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Author: Robert Lowry (1860)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: Music by Ira D. Sank­ey, 1840-1908
Tune Information
Name: [My life flows on in endless song]
Composer: Robert Lowry (1860)
Incipit: 51231 21651 35332
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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